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tonight, several developing stories as we come on. the hero teacher charging at the student firing a gun inside a middle school. stopping another potential massacre. tonight, the harrowing account from a student who saw it all. what that wounded teacher threw at the gunman before tackling him. harvey weinstein charged. the disgraced movie mogul in front of a judge, accused of rape, led away in handcuffs, laughing and smiling. his attorney saying weinstein will beat the charges. >> he did not invent the casting couch. alberto taking aim. the first named storm of the new hurricane season threatening millions along the gulf this holiday weekend. ginger zee standing by with the track. back on? 24 hours after walking away from
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the historic summit with kim jong-un, president trump opening the door. could the face-to-face go on after all? plus, the fight on the flight. passengers in a midair brawl. what allegedly set off this personal turbulence. and the urgent recall tonight as millions hit the road this memorial day weekend. and good evening. i'm tom llamas in for david, and it's great to have you with us on a very busy friday night. as we head into the holiday weekend, a story of heroism. what could have been another school massacre, stopped by a single brave teacher. an armed student opening fire in indiana. that teacher and a young girl wounded. students evacuated from noblesville middle school. dozens of police officers swarming the scene. parents rushing to get their kids. this just one week after the school massacre in santa fe, texas. eyewitnesss say the teenager was shot more than once, heroically
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confronting the student who had two handguns. abc's alex perez leads us off. >> reporter: students running for safety. distraught parents embracing their children after yet another school shooting. but this time the quick thinking actions of a teacher may have stopped it from becoming a massacre. >> all units, active shooter noblesville west middle school. >> reporter: the moments of terror unfolding at 9:06 a.m. in a seventh grade classroom at this middle school in noblesville, indiana. authorities say students were taking a test, when a male student asked to be excused. >> he left the classroom, he then returned armed with two handguns. >> reporter: the gunman opening fire, hitting a student and a teacher, but that teacher, jason seaman, according to a students inside that classroom may have saved their lives, launching a basketball at the gunmen to distract him and then charging. >> after three seconds or so, he just started shooting and immediately mr. seaman was yelling and running right at him and tackled him straight to the ground. >> reporter: that injured
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teacher then directing students to run for help. >> we need a trauma kit for room 619. >> how lucky do you think you are and the other students in that classroom? >> if it weren't for him, we could have -- a lot of us could have been hurt. he pretty much protected all of us. >> reporter: authorities swarming the scene, students escorted on buses out to safety. >> i do see heavily armed officers protecting them, walking them out, you see some kids running there, and i'm sure this is terrifying. >> reporter: that teacher and student rushed to hospitals tonight where they're being treated. this shooting coming just a week after ten were gunned down in a texas high school. something not lost on caylee osborne whose dad raced to the school moments after the shooting. >> it could have been us and it basically was. and it's just -- it needs to stop. >> and alex perez joins us live by the middle school where that shooting took place. alex, that student telling you not even bullets could stop the teacher from taking down the alleged gunman.
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>> reporter: that's right, tom. that teacher just remarkable. first, throwing that basketball to distract the gunman, and then running towards him -- >> that was our alex perez reporting there. we move on now to the other major headline. the stunning fall of one of the most powerful men in hollywood. harvey weinstein charged with raping two women in new york. the disgraced movie mogul smiling as police led him from the precinct in handcuffs. over the last seven months, nearly a hundred women coming forward with allegations of his harassment and his abuse. tonight, what his lawyer said outside of court, adding to the anger of his accusers. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: a sight dozens of his accusers had hoped for, but thought may never come, harvey weinstein, turned himself in to new york city police. >> harvey! what took you so long? >> reporter: the once booming presence on the red carpet. today faced a gauntlet of cameras and jeers. inside he was booked and
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fingerprinted but ever the hollywood producer, weinstein emerged smiling for the cameras cuffed and bound for court, where he was charged with two counts of rape and a criminal sex act. >> any comment, harvey? >> reporter: cameras rolling as the 66-year-old faced a judge. >> the defendant used his position, money to lure young women into situations where he was able to violate them sexually. >> reporter: the judge warning him to stay away from his accusers. >> do you understand that? >> yes. >> reporter: weinstein then turned over his passport, was fitted with a gps monitoring device and released after posting $1 million bail. the embattled movie mogul has long denied any nonconsensual behavior and plans to plead not guilty. outside the courthouse weinstein's attorney was defiant. >> mr. weinstein did not invent the casting couch in hollywood. to the extent that there's bad behavior in that industry, that
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is not what this is about. bad behavior is not on trial in this case. >> reporter: activist rose mcgowan who has been one of weinstein's most vocal accusers tonight blasting that defense. >> i mean, it's absurd. casting couch. that's a nice little euphemism for the boss is going to rape you. that's a nice use euphemism for it but it's not true. it was never a casting couch. >> reporter: the charges today stem from allegations made by two women, actress lucia evans and an unnamed woman who says she was raped at a hotel in 2013. evans told "the new yorker" that weinstein overpowered her and forced her to perform a sexual act during a meeting inside his office in 2004. she says of her decision to press charges, "at a certain point you have to think about the greater good of humanity of womankind." mcgowan described today as the super bowl for weinstein accusers. >> and if they ask you to testify, would you? >> i would absolutely testify. over and over i will sing it to
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the heavens. >> and lipsy joins us now. on that point, the investigation is not over. the district attorney just today was asking for more survivors to come forward. >> reporter: he sure was, tom, and let's keep in mind that a grand jury is still convened here. so additional charges are still very possible. weinstein is due back in court july 30th, tom. >> linsey davis who has been on this case from the start. linsey, thank you. next tonight, the system threatening the gulf for the memorial day weekend. alberto, the first named storm of the season expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds as early as sunday. a confirmed tornado damaging homes and downing trees in georgia. let's get right to abc's chief meteorologist, ginger zee. states are already feeling alberto. >> from the florida keys to tampa. you can feel the rain shield with the moisture. this is just east of the yucatan peninsula. it's organized a bit, but it's still very separate. this is what's going to happen.
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the subtropical system is moving north ward, and it's kind of falling apart. it's going to meander a bit. storm surge watches are up from 2 to 4 feet from new orleans, and topicropical storm watches up the gulf. when you have the rip currents and the heavier winds, and the number one thing you will see is heavy rain. i have to tell you some spots could get more than a half foot of rain. >> we'll track it throughout the weekend. ginger, thank you. next tonight, the political headline. the north korea summit guessing game. the white house now indicating the on again/off again talks between president trump and kim jong-un may take place next month after all. 24 hours after calling the canceled meeting a tremendous setback and threatening military action, president trump now says the singapore summit could still happen on june 12th. here's abc's chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl with new reporting. >> reporter: a day after
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abruptly canceling his summit with kim jong-un, the president suggested it could happen after all. >> we'll see what happens. it could even be the 12th. we're talking to them now. they very much want to do it. we would like to do it. ze we'll see what happens. >> reporter: an about face from the north koreans. a quote/unquote nuclear-to-nuclear showdown, and saying they are willing to meet with the u.s., at, quote, any time with a generous and open heart. >> are you concerned that north koreans could be trying to play games here not showing up at the various meetings. >> jon, everybody plays games. you know that. you know that better than anybody. >> reporter: it was north korea's hostile statements that prompted the president's letter to kim jong-un, pulling out of the summit, citing the north's tremendous anger and open hostility. but for now at least, that aggression seems to have evaporated. prompting even the defense secretary to say diplomacy may
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yet save the summit. >> we've got possibly some good news on the korea summit. diplomacy could pull it off, and maybe have it back on even. >> reporter: one other possible development, in a series of explosions yesterday, north korea claimed to destroy its nuclear testing facility before an audience of foreign journalists. today, the president gave a commencement address at the naval academy. he made no mention of north korea, but he did tell the graduates this. >> and if a fight must come, there is no other alternative, victory, winning, beautiful words. but that's what it's all about. >> all right. jon joins us now from the white house, and jon, it was just last night when the white house officials told you there was no way this summit would happen as planned, but that's not what your sources are saying tonight? >> reporter: tonight, the line is anything is possible. in fact, planning for a possible
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summit continues, and a delegation here from the white house is scheduled to go to singapore this weekend to work out logistics just in case the summit gets back on track. yesterday we were told that won't happen. today, officials are saying, well, it just might. tom? >> that whiplash continues. jonathan karl with that new reporting. dhaung. on this memorial day weebd, unsettling images as millions of americans board flights for the unofficial start of summer. a midair brawl breaking out on board an american airlines flight to miami. passengers slugging it out in the aisle. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: it may look like an all out brawl, these are two passengers, one in law enforcement, trying restrain a third passenger. and it was all about a beer. when an attendant told a passenger on the st. croix to miami flight, no more service -- >> you need to please sit down. i'm not bringing you any more beers. >> reporter: the man, jason felix, berates the attendant
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according to charging papers. that's when the brawl starts with the law enforcement officer in the plaid shirt getting involved. >> are you all right? >> reporter: it was a third passenger, the man in a white shirt who finally separates the men. >> chill out, chill out. >> reporter: until the jet lands and local authorities remove the suspect who is tonight facing federal charges. american airlines in a statement praised its crew's action. the number of these incidents is actually on the decline, but the airlines say the majority remain alcohol-fueled. tom? >> david kerley with that video tonight. all right, david. thank you. also developing, now to the urgent manhunt at this hour for bombing suspects in toronto. police searching for two men seen on surveillance video. you see them there. they are wanted for setting off a bomb inside an indian restaurant, injuring 15 people. the explosive possibly hidden in
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a paint can. authorities are not released a motive for this attack. an update on hawaii. a devastating lava flow adding to the growing danger. an evacuation plan in place for a thousand people as rivers of lava close in on more homes. helicopters and emergency teams ready to jump into action on a moment's notice. abc's clayton sandell is in hawaii. >> reporter: kilauea's lava flows rapidly transforming the landscape and lives. timelapse video of molten rock advancing on more homes, sparing nothing. >> this is about as close as we can get to it. it's so hot, it's catching all the trees on fire. you can see a fissure that has opened up back in that direction. >> reporter: in three weeks lava has smothered about 15,000 acres of the hawaii's big island an area bigger than manhattan. researchers using heat-sensing drones are monitoring cracks and heat near a highway. the only escape route for about one thousand residents. if it's cut off, that would trigger a massive helicopter evacuation. in some neighborhoods those
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cracks are gargantuan. >> well, you can't really see the bottom of it. it's at least 40, 50, maybe even 60 feet deep. runs all the way over here, and take a look at this. this house, completely >> reporter: noah friend built this home with his father. >> i wanted to pass it onto my kids, but it's not possible now. >> reporter: and tom, the new worry here tonight is that the trade winds here on the islands may die down by sunday meaning dangerous levels of toxic gas from these vents may start to build up and that may trigger another mass evacuation. tom? >> this could all last for months. all right, claytonen, thank you. there is much manufacture ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. the dramatic shooter takedown. after a gunman opens fire at a popular restaurant, two brave men armed with fire power of their own. plus, prom crasher. a party yacht coming in hot. students celebrating on board just before the pier pileup. and as millions hit the road tonight, the highway inferno
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finally tonight, america strong. the father of twins in the hospital, about to miss their big moment. abc's david wright picks up the story from there. >> reporter: graduation day. but for the burnsteins of santa clarita, california, a sudden hospitalization almost ruined the big day. david burnstein simply couldn't be there for his kids. >> devastated. i really wanted to. been thinking about it for a long time. >> reporter: the twins were born prematurely 18 years ago. their doctors weren't sure they would survive. so those caps and gowns had special significance. >> he has worked with me so much over the years. i'm so grateful for him. >> i'm just so shocked overall that he is not here. >> reporter: staff at the hospital cooked up a special surprise. >> congratulations, grads. >> reporter: pomp and circumstance via livestream.
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>> there's my daughter right there. terrific. >> reporter: so dad wouldn't miss a minute. >> he has been looking forward to this for so long. we're very happy. >> reporter: a day this whole family will treasure. david wright, abc news, new york. >> so tonight we salute the staff at that hospital for being america strong. thank you so much for watching. i'm tom llamas. i hope the see you back here tomorrow. for david and all of us here, tonight.
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it's an image some thought they'd never see. harvey weinstein escorted from a new york police precinct in handcuff arrested on charges of first and third-degree rape and committing a criminal sexual act in the first-degree. good afternoon. thank you for joining us. >> seven months after the allegations first surfaced authorities took action. >> for his accusers, it's day they hoped for. >> we go inside the courtroom. >> reporter: harvey weinstein turning himself into authorities in new york. >> the defendant used his position, money and power to lure young women into situations where he was able to violate


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